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Full house expected for Gilberto Ramirez

GUADALAJARA, Jalisco. – A full house is expected in Arandas Jalisco for the presentation of the RING TELMEX Scholar Gilberto “Lefty” Ramirez (20-0, 18 KOs) when he defends his World Youth WBC Title against the Costa Rican Jaime “El Indio”
Barboza this Saturday April 14 in the Co Main Event of the “PATH TO GLORY” a triple championship card promoted by CANELO PROMOTIONS.

The card, the third promoted this year by CANELO PROMOTIONS, will be presented at Arandas Municipal Auditorium, and will be another test for Ramirez as Barbosa is not a newcomer to the game. He became the WBC Light Middleweight Youth Champion in May of 2010, before losing the belt in a rematch to Mexico’s Jose Pinzon. He has also fought twice for the Middle and Super Middleweight titles. He knows that this is a crossroads fight hopes to make the best of it against a great upcoming talent.

Ramirez understands Barbosa’s urgency and has thoroughly prepared to face a high level opponent, which he not only expects, but welcomes.

“I want to thank and congratulate Jaime Barboza for accepting this fight, I’m sure they will both give a great show this Saturday in Arandas,” said Ramirez’s trainer, Hector Zampari.

“If it is difficult to find opponents it is even more difficult to find sparring partners. For this fight, he trained with the former world ranked Saul “La Fiera” Roman and Jose Luis “Shilling” Cruz. They have managed to go toe to toe with him and that is difficult, as Ramirez likes to train with the best, including sparing session with current WBC Light Middleweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. He is training himself for Sugar “Shane” Mosley in California and was not in Guadalajara during Ramirez’s final preparation.

The card, including the fight between Ramirez and Barboza will air nationwide this Saturday through Televisa, Mexico’s most important television network though it’s Noches de Corona, a weekly boxing series.

For Ramirez, this is a tremendous showcase and an opportunity to once again display his devastating punch, which has led to a reputation as a “Killer Boy” in Mexico’s boxing circles and consequently has run out of Mexican opponents willing to face him in the ring.

“It is difficult because he virtually demolishes opponents and that is creating a problem. Here in Mexico no one wants to fight him and now even foreign fighters are becoming aware of him and we are having the same problem in booking his matches,” added Zapari.

It is now a dilemma for Team Ramirez, although through his impacting performances, Ramirez is now transforming his raw talent into boxing skills and appears to be ready to take on tougher international opposition and to headline cards on his own. But for now, he must first meet and defeat a veteran warrior.

In another championship bout, Victor Terrazas will defend his WBC Super Bantam Silver belt against Colombian Jose Palma.


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